Volunteerism: Who Wins? YOU Win!

For more than 10 years United Way of Whitley County has partnered with local businesses for the annual Day of Caring event.  Day of Caring offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout Whitley County, on a single day, providing employees and community members a chance to give back through hands on service projects. Day

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Celebrating Frances Wisebart Jacobs: The Mother of Charities on International Women’s Day

Born in Kentucky in 1843, Frances ventured west to Denver with her husband in the 1860’s where she came to be known as the “Mother of Charities.” In 1887 she, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman conceived of the first united campaign to benefit 10

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Statement From United Way Worldwide CEO, Brian Gallagher, On United Way’s Values Re: Affordable Health Care Coverage

With the debate about the future of healthcare in the United States continuing to accelerate, it is important to reiterate and share United Way’s values. For 130 years, United Way has fought for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  Therefore, major policy changes that alter the accessibility, quality and

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Your Taxes

Tax time can be grueling for some folks given the need to dig through copious amounts of receipts. In 2016 alone, per the IRS, taxpayers wound up spending 8.9 billion hours complying with federal tax laws. For you math-phobic people, we’re talking about nearly 13,000 lifetimes. And it’s not hard to understand why, either, with

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Day of Caring 2016 Diaper Drive Helps Keep “BABE”- ies in Diapers !

As the cost of basic needs rises, many families are facing the difficulty that comes with providing an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers.  In families that are struggling, babies often spend the entire day, or longer, in a single diaper.  Without clean diapers, babies are too uncomfortable, and sometimes too unhealthy,

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Meet United Way’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year Recipient, Bobbie Alexander !

Bobbie Alexander is always ready to help any organization in whatever way she can. At the Humane Society of Whitley County, she has worked every volunteer position inside the animal shelter including:  cleaning cat cages,  sweeping floors,  volunteering during the annual Neuter for a Nickel clinic,  washing down walls,  assisting

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J & J Insurance Solutions Receives 2016 Acts of Service Award

The Acts of Service award is an award given to a local business or company that goes above and beyond in their generosity; not only with their financial contributions, but with their service and volunteerism in the community, as well. Here are some thoughts about this year’s Acts of Service award winner: When you think

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How Many Diapers Does a Baby Need Each Day ?

Join United Way of Whitley County and BABE of Whitley County to provide babies in Whitley County a healthy start in life ! As part of United Way’s upcoming Day of Caring they have partnered with BABE of Whitley County, and several other local businesses, to conduct a diaper drive to help supply BABE with

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Thirty-three Students Participate in Inaugural Kindergarten Countdown Program

Pretzels, paper, stickers, swings, chalk, cookies, books and backpacks; what do all of these items have in common ?  These items, combined with your generous financial support, were part of what made the inaugural Kindergarten Countdown program at Mary Raber Elementary School a resounding success! On July 25, 2016 thirty-three soon to be kindergartners walked

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United Way of Whitley County Announces 2016 – 2017 Grant Recipients

United Way of Whitley County announces it has awarded $85,450 in community grants to local programs and organizations serving residents of Whitley County.  The grants provided are the result of individual and corporate contributions made through United Way’s 2015 annual fundraising campaign.  Because of the generosity of hundreds of people throughout Whitley County, United Way

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